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Eurobrief April 2011

Energy Efficiency Plan topic discussed during Sustainable Energy Week 2011 and debated with delegations from national parliaments

The Commission's Energy Efficiency Plan 2011 was discussed during EU Sustainable Energy Week on 12 April 2011. The event focused on the way forward as regards the promotion of energy efficiency in Europe.

Aarhus Convention amendment on access to public information worries business

On-going work in the context of the Aarhus Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters has raised some concerns about privacy.

Commission working paper on EU Air Quality Policy published

The Commission has published a working paper on the implementation of EU Air Quality Policy ahead of the publication of a comprehensive review. The document summarises the implementation of the Air Quality Directive and provides some information regarding forthcoming short-term actions.

Commission commits to environmental financing increase

The European Commission has committed itself in a draft budget to a 4.3% increase in funding for the EU's environmental financing Life+ programme.